I pretty much like my hot food hot and my cold food cold. The rest of the family? Well, they prefer to eat without burning their tongues. Ok, fine.
Waiting it out works… slowly. Blowing on each bite works… with splatters of soup on my table. Ice works… but waters down the flavor.
What really works? Frozen peas.
Add them to individual bowls of veggie soup, chicken and noodles, beef and noodles, and any other soup where peas are an acceptable addition, right before serving. These little edible ice cubes cool the soup down quickly without diluting any flavor.